Massachusetts in History (Part 4)

Massachusetts: Boston - Lowell - Newton - Springfield, MA - Worcester

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 601


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1921-08-26 Ben Bradlee, editor/journalist/executive (Washington Post), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee
  • 1921-09-19 Joan Tozzer, American figure skater, born in Dedham, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1921-10-13 Harper MacKay, orchestra leader (NBC Follies), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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1922-03-12 Jack Kerouac, Beat writer (On the Road, Mexico Blues), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1969)

Writer Jack Kerouac
Writer
Jack Kerouac
  • 1922-03-20 Ray Goulding, comedian (Bob & Ray), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1922-04-15 Michael Ansara, actor (Cochise-Broken Arrow, Centennial), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 2013)
  • 1922-05-30 Hal Clement [Harry Clement Stubbs], US sci-fi author (Needle, Iceworld), born in Somerville, Massachusetts
  • 1922-11-01 George S Irving, singer/actor (Dumplings), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1923-03-26 Bob Elliott, American comedian (Bob & Ray, Get a Life), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1923-05-20 Edith Fellows, actress (Pennies From Heaven, City Streets), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1923-06-02 Lloyd Shapley, Mathematician (2012 Nobel Prize Game Theory), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1923-06-05 Daniel Rogers Pinkham, Lynn Massachusetts, composer (Signs of Zodiac)

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1923-09-01 Rocky Marciano, American heavyweight champion boxer (1952-56), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 1969)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
  • 1923-10-12 Goody Petronelli, American boxing trainer and manager, born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1923-12-23 Ruth Roman, actress (Sylvia-Knots Landing, Dallas), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1924-05-21 Peggy Cass, actress/TV panelist (To Tell the Truth, Mame), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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1924-06-12 George H. W. Bush, 41st US President (R, 1989-93) and 43rd US Vice President (R, 1981-89), born in Milton, Massachusetts

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush

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1924-07-29 Elizabeth Short, American victim in the Black Dahlia case, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1947)

Murder victim Elizabeth Short
Murder victim
Elizabeth Short

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1924-08-21 Jack Buck, American sports announcer (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts (d. 2002)

Sportscaster Jack Buck
Sportscaster
Jack Buck
  • 1924-09-18 Zelda Fichandler, theater director and producer (Raisin, K2), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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1925-02-08 Jack Lemmon, actor (Days of Wine & Roses, Missing), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1925-02-13 Gene [Eugene] Ames, singer (Ames Brothers), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1997)
  • 1925-04-29 Danny Davis [George Nowlan], country musician (Nashville Brass), born in Randolph, Massachusetts (d. 2008)
  • 1925-05-11 Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 2006)
  • 1925-09-17 Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Garry Moore Show, Annie), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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1925-11-20 Robert F. Kennedy, American politician (D-Sen-NY, US Attorney General), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1968)

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy

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1926-04-01 Anne [Inez] McCaffrey, American sci-fi author (Dragonflight, Dragondrums), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2011)

Sci-Fi Author Anne McCaffrey
Sci-Fi Author
Anne McCaffrey
  • 1926-05-20 Vic Ames, singer (Ames Brothers), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • 1926-12-26 Earle Brown, American composer (open form), born in Lunenburg, Massachusetts (d. 2002)
  • 1927-01-15 Norm Crosby, comedian (Young at Heart Comedians), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1927-04-27 John Joseph Moakley, (Rep-D-Massachusetts, 1973- )
  • 1927-05-07 Jim Lowe, DJ (WNEW) "King of Trivia", born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1927-06-04 Priscilla Morrill, American actress (Edie Grant-Mary Tyler Moore), born in Medford, Massachusetts
  • 1927-07-06 Susan Cabot, actress (Carnival Rock), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1927-07-11 Herbert Blomstedt, American conductor, born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1927-08-24 William V. Shannon, American journalist and ambassador to Ireland (1977-81), born in Worchester, Massachusetts (d. 1988)
  • 1927-09-15 Norm Crosby, comedian/double talker (Liar's Club), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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1927-12-05 Bhumibol Adulyadej [Rama IX], King of Thailand (1946-2016), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2016)

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • 1928-01-02 Vaughn Beals, CEO (Harley Davidson motorcycle), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1928-03-25 Hilton Kramer, American art critic, born in Gloucester, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1928-09-22 Eugene Roche, actor (Foul Play, Slaughterhouse Five), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1928-11-09 Anne Sexton, American poet (Live or Die; Pulitzer 1967), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • 1929-03-13 Bill Cunningham, American fashion photographer (New York Times), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)

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1929-07-04 Al Davis, American businessman and NFL team owner (Oakland Raiders), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2011)

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis
  • 1929-08-20 Norma Connolly, actress (Ruby Anderson-General Hospital), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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1929-09-03 Whitey Bulger [James Joseph Bulger Jr.], American gangster, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Gangster
Whitey Bulger
  • 1929-09-25 Barbara Walters, newscaster (Today, 20/20, ABC-TV), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1929-09-25 Kevin White, American politicians (Mayor of Boston, 1968-1984), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1929-10-07 Harold Zirin, astronomer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1929-10-12 Robert Coles, American author (Anna Freud, Pulitzer 1973), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1929-12-02 Lowell North, yachtsman (Olympic-Gold-1968), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1930-01-01 Frederick Wiseman, documentary filmmaker, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1930-03-27 Richard Hayman, orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1930-12-17 Julia Meade, actress/TV hostess (Spotlight Playhouse), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1931-03-13 Rosalind Elias, mezzo-soprano (Grimgerde-Die Walkuere), born in Lowell, Massachusetts

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1931-03-26 Leonard Nimoy, American actor (Spock-Star Trek, Mission Impossible), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)

  • 1931-05-18 Robert Morse, actor (That's Life, Jack Frost), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1931-05-27 James Wilson, criminologist ('Zero Tolerance' policing), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1931-06-20 Olympia Dukakis, actress (Moonstruck, Cemetery Club), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1931-08-15 Richard F. Heck, American chemist who discovered the Heck Reaction (Nobel Prize 2010), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1931-10-16 Charles W Colson, presidential adviser (Watergate figure), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1931-11-02 Phil Woods, American Jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1932-02-22 Edward M "Ted" Kennedy, Boston Massachusetts Politician (Sen-D-Mass 1962- 2009 )
  • 1932-06-14 Joe Arpaio, American former sheriff of Maricopa County (1993-2016), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1932-10-27 Kathy Cornelius, American LPGA golfer, born in Boston, Massachusetts

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1932-10-27 Sylvia Plath, American poet and novelist (Colossus, 3 Women, Bell Jar), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1963)

Author and Poet Sylvia Plath
Author and Poet
Sylvia Plath

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1933-08-04 Sheldon Adelson, American business magnate (CEO of Las Vegas Sands), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Entrepreneur and Founder of Las Vegas Sands Sheldon Adelson
Entrepreneur and Founder of Las Vegas Sands
Sheldon Adelson
  • 1933-11-03 Michael Dukakis, Governor of Massachusetts (1975-79 and 1983-91) and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, born in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • 1933-11-15 Jack Burns, comedian (Burns & Schreiber), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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1933-11-26 Robert Goulet, American singer and actor, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 2007)

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • 1933-12-26 Caroll Spinney, American puppeteer (Big Bird on Sesame Street), born in Waltham, Massachusetts
  • 1934-01-16 Richard Wernick, composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1934-01-30 Tammy Grimes, American actress (Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1934-08-19 William Cleary, hockey center, (Oly-gold/silv-56, 60), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1934-10-15 Peter Haskell, actor (Bracken's World, Rituals), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1934-11-08 Roberta Hazard, American retired Rear Admiral (US Navy), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 1934-11-15 Joanna Barnes, actress (Parent Trap, Spartacus, Goodbye Charlie), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1935-04-14 Joan Darling, actress (Frieda-Owen Marshall), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1935-07-18 Tenley Albright, figure skater (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1935-08-19 F Story Musgrave, MD/astronaut (STS 6, 51-F, 33, 44, 61, 80), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1935-08-22 Morton Dean, American TV newscaster (CBS, ABC), born in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • 1935-10-18 John B Coleman, hotel magnate (Ritz Carlton), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1935-11-15 Jerry Douglas, American director and writer (Grabby Awards Hall of Fame), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1935-11-19 Jack Welch, American businessman and CEO of General Electric, born in Salem, Massachusetts
  • 1935-12-14 Lee Remick, actress (Days of Wine & Rose, Long Hot Summer), born in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • 1936-02-04 Gary Conway, actor (Burke's Law, Land of the Giants), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1936-02-29 Alex Rocco, American actor (The Godfather, The Famous Teddy Z), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2015)

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1936-04-21 Bob Cleary, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Ice Hockey Player Bob Cleary
Ice Hockey Player
Bob Cleary
  • 1936-07-14 Gloria Lambert, singer (Sing Along With Mitch), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1936-07-24 Mark Goddard, actor (Don West-Lost in Space), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1936-09-03 John W Olver, (Rep-D-Massachusetts)
  • 1936-09-05 Jonathan Kozol, American writer and sociologist, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1936-11-05 Michael Dertouzos, Greek internet pioneer, Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Director of the M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science (d. 2001)
  • 1936-11-07 Barry Newman, actor (Amy, Deadline, Petrocelli), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1937-06-08 Bruce McCandless II, Cap USN/astronaut (STS 41B, STS-31), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1938-04-04 A Bartlett Giamatti, American President of Yale and baseball commissioner (1989), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1989)
  • 1938-04-05 Nancy Holt, American artist (land art) , born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1938-04-25 Roger Boisjoly, aerodynamicist (anticipated challenger disaster), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1938-08-24 David Freiberg, American rock bassist (Quicksilver Messenger), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1939-08-04 Frank Vincent, American actor (The Sopranos), born in North Adams, Massachusetts (d. 2017)

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Famous Deaths